The mission of Tiwahe Glu Kini Pi (TGKP) is to work with all of creation to improve the lives of children and families with Serious Emotional Behavioral Disturbances (SEBD) through implementation of a Lakota based Mental Health Wraparound Model and use this model in the teaching and preparation of Lakota Counselors at Sinte Gleska University (SGU.) In keeping with Lakota philosophy, we refer to our children and families seeking services as “relatives” rather than clients.
Clinical services provided by the Tiwahe Glu Kini Pi Program include; Lakota based equine assisted mental health therapy (EAMHT), individual therapy and family therapy. Other services offered to relatives are: Lakota healing practices and ceremonies, wraparound care coordination, referrals and follow-up with other programs within our systems of care to meet identified needs and use of flex funds for unmet needs. Services are provided at the TGKP office, SGU Horse Ranch, schools, homes, and partner agencies, based on family preference and need.
SGU Tiwahe Glu Kini Pi is currently funded through a cooperative agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Sinte Gleska University (SGU).